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(RNS) — Martin Luther King Jr.'s mission to “redeem the soul of America” cannot be understood apart from his Christian convictions and his ability to eloquently articulate those convictions for a nation hobbled by segregation and structural racism.

The Apostle Paul was very likely coming to the end of life when he wrote this letter, but his hope was undimmed as he encouraged a people he loved as though they were his children.  

Paul's letters to the church in Corinth are shaped by his humility, his deep love for Christ, and his deep concern for a people he knew well who were living in a city of importance, wealth, and notorious immorality.

BATON ROUGE, La. (BP) -- You probably won't see LSU's Michael Smith on the field in Monday's College Football Playoff National Championship game against Clemson. But that doesn't diminish the importance of his role on the team.

CARTERSVILLE, Georgia (BP) -- Their proximity to the University of Georgia -- about 100 miles away -- would naturally lend itself to Georgia football fandom. But for the members of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Cartersville, Ga., a transformation of sorts has taken place.

Beginning a year is a good chance to make resolutions. And just as I tithe my income, why can’t I tithe the time I interact with media in ways that both makes better use of my online time while also is intentional about spending time with family and friends? What might that look like?

(RNS) — In an August Instagram post, social media guru Dale Partridge shared spiritual advice spiritual advice that can stand with the words of the best religious thinkers. Perhaps because, it turns out, his advice came from two top religious thinkers.

Over the centuries, theologians have wrestled with many knotty questions, and laypersons may suspect they never smile. The mention of Franz Bibfeldt, however, can melt even the iciest solemnity among not only theologians, but also clergy, students of religion, and even atheists.

(RNS) — “Protecting our hope” means never losing hope that love is more powerful than hatred, life more powerful than death, mercy more powerful than condemnation. As Equal Justice Initiative founder Bryan Stevenson says, “We are all more than the worst thing we’ve ever done.”

NASHVILLE (BP) -- Being an effective social media manager means doing more than just sitting on Facebook and Twitter all day. It requires keeping up with trends and changes in trends so that necessary changes to strategy can be made.